Comcast, CenturyLink try to derail Seattle's 1 Gbps initiative; Italy tightens overseas call center rules

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@FierceTelecom [email protected]Ethernet News: Comcast, CenturyLink try to derail Seattle's 1 Gbps mayor. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Italy's data protection authority has tightened requirements for call centers looking to locate their services outside the country. Article (sub. req.)

> Interxion CFO Josh Joshi will speak at the 2013 RBC Capital Markets Technology, Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 3:35 ET. Release

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable  is launching Comcast-backed kids network Sprout in several cities, including Dallas, Austin and San Antonio; Honolulu; Kansas City, Mo.; and Syracuse, Rochester and Albany, N.Y. Article

> Phoenix-based cable MSO Cable One lost 14,643 video, 5,004 high-speed Internet and 2,737 telephone customers during the third quarter. Article

Wireless News

> The Federal Aviation Administration said that airline passengers will be able to use mobile devices placed in "airplane mode" during all phases of flights, including takeoff and landings. Article

> AT&T is exploring plans for a potential takeover of Vodafone sometime next year, according to a Bloomberg report, adding further fuel to the idea that AT&T is interested in a major deal with a European operator. Article

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